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Asian Perspectives in Counselling and Psychotherapy

1st Edition

By Pittu Laungani


272 pages

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Asian Perspectives in Counselling and Psychotherapy considers what exactly cross-cultural counselling and psychotherapy mean. Topics covered include:

* a detailed analysis of the concept of culture, and the relationship between culture and therapy

* a comparative study of Western cultures and Eastern cultures

* the historical development of counselling and psychotherapy in Western countries

* the controversies related to the problem of 'matching' clients with therapists.

Illustrated by stimulating case studies, the theoretical knowledge and practical advice presented in Asian Perspectives in Counselling and Psychotherapy will be invaluable reading to all practising and training counsellors and psychotherapists.


An unmissable read!… This book is a pleasure to read and invaluable for counsellors, academics, teachers, and any professional who has contact with the public. It is the much-needed addition to any organisation dealing with Asian clients. - Wajiha Mohammad, Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, October 2004

This is an informative book… would be of interest to all practitioners interested in working cross-culturally, as well as to practitioners with an interest in philosophy. - Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, April 2005

Table of Contents

Introduction: Asian Perspectives in Cross-cultural Counselling and Psychotherapy. Understanding Culture: Its Influence on Counselling and Therapy. Asians in Britain: Historical and Inter-generational Perspectives. Cross-cultural Differences in Eastern and Western Cultures: A Conceptual Model. Western Models of Counselling and Therapy: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. When Therapists and Clients Meet: Asian and Western Perspectives. Asian Models of Counselling and Therapy: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. A Meeting of Cultures?: 'Matching' Clients and Therapists. Case Studies. The Summing Up.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling